Monday, July 21, 2014
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Paula police officials have accepted the resignation of a volunteer reserve officer seen in a YouTube video joking about running over bicyclists.
The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/1yQIizm) Laura Weintraub submitted her resignation letter Sunday.
Police Chief Steve McLean says Weintraub did the right thing in stepping down, saying she would not be able to function as a police officer in the community after the video came to light.
The newspaper says the video shows Weintraub in the passenger seat of a vehicle joking about bicyclists as the car passes them by. She also jokes about running them over.
The video ends with an electronically altered image of a car striking bicyclists.
A caption reads, "Like you've never thought about it...."
Weintraub was placed on administrative leave on Friday.
Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com